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State Lottery and Electronic Wagering Machines in Alabama? Maybe

The Alabama Senate on Thursday advanced a scaled-back gambling proposal — allowing a state lottery and electronic wagering machines at several locations in the state — as lawmakers try to strike a compromise that can win the needed votes in both chambers.

The 22-11 vote on the proposal came after a more sweeping House-passed plan that would include sports betting and multiple casinos with table games stalled in the Senate. The bill now goes back to the Alabama House, where lawmakers could go along with the changes or send the bill to the conference committee.